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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Mathematics for Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

This course will introduce the students to various basic mathematical methods for chemists. The methods involve error analyis, probability and statistics, linear algebra, vectors and matrices, first and second order differential equations and their solution. Students in 3rd year B Sc or 1st year M Sc are encouraged to take this course. The problem will be mathematical and hence the format of assignments and exams will be subjectve problem solving which will be graded offline.

Syllabus

Week 1 : Errors and Statistics

Week 2 : Vectors and Vector spaces

Week 3 : Matrics and Determinants

Week 4 : Matrix operations

Week 5:  First order ordinary differential equations

Week 6: Solution of First order ODEs, system of ODEs.

Week 7: 2nd oder ODEs

Week 8: Power Series method

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